There are a number of types of online casinos at which you can play. Many of them are Java-based and load directly in your browser. Some of them use Flash or Shockwave, which also runs in your browser but may require the Flash (or Shockwave) plug-ins available from Macromedia.

Both of these types are usually referred to as no-download casinos, even though you have to download graphics and sounds every time you play. The biggest advantage of a no-download casino is that it can be played on most computers and operating systems, and many of these will also work on WebTV.

Then there are the downloadable software casinos, which will only run on Windows-based platforms. File sizes generally range from 5-15 megabytes, so you should make sure you are definitely planning to play at the best online casinos before investing the time to download.

If you run Windows, I recommend that you stick to these download casinos. They are generally more stable and secure, and once downloaded minimize communications between your computer and the casino game server, making them ideal for those of you with dial-up connections.

What’s All This Bonus Stuff About?

One of the biggest advantages of online gambling is the wide availability of bonuses that online casinos offer. Some casinos give you money right off the bat for you to test out their games. Others require you to make a deposit in order to receive a bonus, which is either a percentage of your deposit added to your account or a fixed amount received for an exact deposit of X dollars.

The reason that online casinos can offer bonuses like this is simply that they have a much lower overhead cost. Less staff, less equipment, no construction required, etc. And on top of that, they make you wager your deposit (and usually your bonus) at least three times over before you can collect your winnings.

It is very important that you read the terms and conditions which are either posted on the website or included in your email offer—how many times you must wager the deposit and the bonus, the validity period of the bonus offer, and which games you can or cannot play in order to ensure your winnings are valid.

Is Online Gambling Safe?

While there are still a few online casinos out there that are still trying to make a quick kill, they are very much in the minority. Most online casinos today are honest, reputable and make payments in a timely manner.

The games in all casinos and sportsbooks listed at the Gambling Zone adhere to the same established rules and standards of games offered in licensed Las Vegas casinos.

Access to your private customer account at each casino is protected by a unique username, password, and security code. The transactions themselves are generally not handled by the casino, but by third-party processors. Examples for these are PayPal, bill, and CCBill but there are also several other accredited processors.

How to play online casino games

In this section of the site, we explain the rules of some of the most popular games from the online casinos so that you can play and enjoy a wider range of what’s on offer.

To start learning more about any of the games we feature here simply pick a game from the list to the right here.

In addition to explaining the rules of each game, we also try to help you improve your chances of winning by offering you the opportunity to read some of the best advice we can find for playing your favourite games like live andar bahar online, live roulette, teen patti, etc. You can find this information in our popular Strategies & Advice section.

Once you think you’ve mastered the rules of the game you’re trying to learn about, you can begin to play by clicking on any of the links in the Play Now section. These will open up a casino in a new window where you can practice your newfound skills.

You will notice that the casinos will open up in a new window. That’s so you can keep referring back to us to check rules until you’re totally relaxed with the game.

A quick tip on moving between windows for inexperienced browsers is to hold down the ‘Alt’ key and click on the tab button. Do this once to go to the new window, do it again to return here.

Strategies & Advice for Online Gambling:

In our tips and strategies section, we try to give you more information about the most popular games, beyond simply explaining the game rules.

To find out more about each game listed simply click on the link to the right and we’ll help you to place better bets and hopefully improve your chances of winning at the casinos.